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Transitions: Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

As photographs from his past 30 year career with the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department scrolled on a video screen at the Lamar Cultural Center this past Friday evening, February 6, Marshall Cook was presented with a series of appreciation awards and plaques for his years of service to the community. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner […]

County Oaths of Office Ceremony Held

Seven elected officials took their various oaths of office with Judge Stanley Brinkley at the Prowers County Courthouse Courtroom, Tuesday, January 13 before an almost capacity audience. Only two of the seven, Ron Cook and Sam Zordell actually faced a challenge for election to their respective offices, Prowers County Commissioner and Prowers County Sheriff.    Cook […]

VALE Benefits Victims and the Lamar Community

VALE, Victims Assistance Law Enforcement, recently donated $10,000 to purchase a third K9 for the Lamar Police Department.  Joe Giadone, board chairman, addressed the Lamar City Council for authorization to donate the funds on June 9. According to Giadone, the VALE board was created in 1978 and was comprised of himself, Warren Reece and Jack […]

Deputy Fire Chief Leonard Honored at Retirement Celebration

  Pat Leonard ended 39 years of service to the community this past Friday, January 3 with a reception in his honor at the Lamar Cultural Center.  Friends, family and co-workers were on hand to enjoy a buffet meal provided by the Lamar Fire Auxiliary as Fire Chief Marshall Cook emceed the event which was […]

Andrade, Schnabel Begin New Term as County Commissioners

The first meeting of the year for the Prowers County Board of Commissioners was brief as commissioners Millbrand, Marble and Schnabel approved the low bid from Tri County Ford for a 2013 Fusion for the County Health Department.  Commissioners discussed the 2013 LiveWell contract and Wellnet Contracts with Justin Lee, Director of County Public Health […]

Fly Ash Dump Protocols to be Reviewed

Area resident Cathy Tintinger, who has opposed fly ash dumping at the city-owned,  East Lamar Landfill, requested the intergovernmental agreement between the county and City of Lamar regarding fly ash disposal be terminated.  She voiced concerns over the clay content being used as a base for the landfill as well as the fact that ash […]

County Commissioners Review Wiley Street Request, Ballot Expenses, Coroner’s Report

Joe Giadone, Prowers County Coroner, gave the county commissioners an update from his department during this past Thursday’s meeting, August 11.  Giadone reported he is still within budget for 2011, but some state statute changes regarding when autopsies are conducted may have an impact.  “If a death occurs within 24 hours of a patient’s transfer […]